Education Sector

The State of Cybersecurity for K-12 School Districts

From the Center for Internet Security: K-12 cybersecurity personnel, IT professionals, and leaders have faced significant challenges over the last several years. They’ve had to wade through operational and technological complexities as a result of shifting between in-person, virtual, and hybrid schooling. Simultaneously, they’ve found themselves one of the primary targets of cyber threat actors...

NY: Some internet restored after Albany schools hacked

News10 reports an update on the cyberattack that hit Albany schools in New York earlier this month: Students, faculty, and staff in the City School District of Albany who use Chromebooks to access the internet had their services restored on Monday. District systems and resources are still unavailable, though, for anyone using desktops or...

MI: Ransomware attack responsible for shutdown affecting Jackson, Hillsdale schools

Martin Slagter reports: Jackson County Intermediate School District officials took network systems offline after technology staff determined suspicious activity to be the result of a “ransomware incident.” Public school districts in both counties canceled classes Monday, Nov. 14, with the system outage impacting a wide range of building operations including but not limited to...

UK: Data of Hereford school’s pupils posted on darkweb

Anna Zhadan reports: The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School in the Tupsley district of Hereford, England, suffered a data breach back in October, when threat actors attacked the institution’s systems. However, at the time, the school reassured that the personal information of students and staff was safe. Yet now, the school, which has around...

Breach threatens Victorian student welfare data

David Braue reports: Victorian Government agencies are scrambling to evaluate their exposure after a widely-used technology services provider last week suffered a cyber attack that risks exposure of the personal and health details of thousands of students and their families. PNORS Technology Group businesses Datatime and Netway – which provide document and data capture,...